Electric Fence = More Playtime; Win-Win!
Monday, April 29, 2013
I really didn't want to put up 6 ft fencing around the yard to keep the dog from jumping over, so we went with the electric dog fence instead. At first, I was worried how the dogs would react and if our younger pup would understand what was going on, but it turned out she didn't care at all! She wanted to see the birds in that bush over there, so even with it shocking her, she stayed in that bush! Arrrg... not exactly the reaction I was expecting. Our other pup stopped jumping the fence though! A little more training and she was good to go too. Through the training, I was going out with them every time they go out to potty in the yard... which I thought would be really annoying. As it turns out, it's been really great! I go out with them, they potty, and we play frisbee or fetch or whatever. They are so happy that I go out with them, even for just a few minutes, and it makes me feel good too. I thought they got enough playtime, but I guess there's always some more energy to play! I'm going to try and keep that in mind in other aspects of life. Do your business, but get more playtime!